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murdoch and i have offices next to each other although of his travel schedule and his wide, wide responsibilities and i would talk to rupert murdoch quite regularly. >> once a day, twice a day -- can you give us an idea of -- >> on average every other day, but pretty regularly. >> you said that everybody at "news of the world" and everybody was working hard to get nem a job and make sure they didn't lose it, which is perfectly admirable, why is that not the same for tom crohn then? because you said that the job no longer existed at "news of the world," so if you are busily trying to find a job for everybody at "news of the world" why are you not finding a job for him? >> well, there are some people that didn't want a job. in the case of tom crohn, tom's title was "news international" leading manager, and as mr. sheridan pointed out, it was not just journalists, but many people to find jobs for. in the case of thomas, i explained he predominantly for the last few years had worked for the legal manager of "news of the world," and in fact, the legal teams he worked on all of the oth
for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system
murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london. david come ron addressing the scandal as it appears to be getting closer and closer to his office. >> over the past two weeks a torrent of revelations and allegations has engulfed some of this country's most
parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
murdoch's media empire. the message is clear, both the u.s. and great britain are turning up the heat. >>> in china, a section of bridge collapses. sending a tourist bus plunging into the forest below and the death toll could get higher. >>> clock is ticking and tensions are soaring and if you want an idea how things heat are over the debt crisis, listen to this. president obama storms out of yesterday's meeting vowing he will veto any extension of the debt ceiling that is only short term. reports say he said to aeric cantor, quote, many could bring down my presidency. >>> the august 2nd deadline is looming and pessimism is growing. a major rating agency says it will review the nation' sterling bond rating for a possible downgrade. we are covering the angles of this all-important debt talk story. dan lothian at the white house with reaction to the extraordinary ratcheting up of tensions. ali velshi is giving us the bottom line on the economics. why should you care that u.s. bonds could face a brutal reality check? ali, let's start with you. a downgrade would be like seeing your person
murdoch. >> if i was running that company right now with all of the problems and difficulties and the mess frankly that there is, i think they should be focused on clearing this up rather than on the next corporate move. >> the affliction spreads as of the news international papers are accused of invading the privacy of gordon brown and his family. "newsnight" has new details of how mr. brown reacted when rebecca brooks broke the story of his son's illness. >> it's happened at the moment mr. murdoch was poised to take an even bigger role in british life. and his ambitions. rumors swirling around news international this afternoon are to save, rupert murdoch might dump all of its u.k. newspapers. >> more accusations to the placement were corrupted in exchange for information. also tonight, enough air conditioning to play football in the desert. how did he touch with a smaller population than west yorkshire persuade fever to let and stage the world cup? >> attack on 2020 is because it fits the purchased the people of in the mind. arab nation could not have one. >> no one it seems was safe fro
the suspension wires. the bridge is relatively new, just 12 years old. >>> rupert murdoch sends his regrets to the british parliament. he can't make it on tuesday. lawmakers want murdoch to testify about phone hacking and alleged police bribery by his london papers. parliament issues a summons but murdoch is not a british citizen. it's not clear that he can be forced to appear. >>> u.s. women's soccer team going to play for the world cup title this weekend. america beat 3-1. we'll talk live with abby wambach in just a bit. >>> the debt ceiling debate is dramatic enough and then there's the human drama playing out. the two sides go back to the table today after tensions escalated between president obama and house majority leader eric cantor. that happened during the talks yesterday. can for says that the president got agitated after he proposed a short-term agreement to raise the debt ceiling. that's something that the president doesn't want to do. the president said eric, don't call my bluff. african for pressed the issue, he says president obama shoved back from the table and said, i'll se
this morning that we're going to get to as well as rupert murdoch and his media empire. what's going on with that. >> this is extending, by the way, to "the times" of london? >> yes, the big story. >> the other players, this is earth shattering. i thought the big thing -- i thought it was about one tabloid. whew. this is so serious. >>> ahead this morning, we're going to bring in the ranking member of the budget committee, congressman chris van hollen. and oil tycoon t. boone pickens will be here. eugene robinson. >> by the way, on that story, i mean, they're not tapping the phones of the british prime minister, but they're -- they're trying to get his records -- >> may be an institution that has rot on the the core. it is a big problem. >> medical records. >> bank accounts. >> after the break, politicos, top stories of the morning. but first, bill karins with a check on the forecast. bill? >>> well, mikka, beautiful weather out there if you love heat and humidity. this is summertime at its greatest or at its worst depending on how you look at it. conditions in the east coast. it wil
in your past life. what do you think about what's going on in britain, the murdoch scandal? >> i think it is hard for us to imagine the profound shock to the system that this has been for great britain. i spent a lot of time there. my character lives there so we spend a lot of time in england. england is going through something of a social crisis, there's an epidemic of crime and public drunkenness in the country. they think their culture has been coarsing a great deal. miliband made an impassioned speech yesterday and they need to wake up and get things right in the country. they are going through a difficult period. >> daniel silva, the book is "portrait of a spy." fabulous. we'll be right back. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to great specialists, and our pediatrician gets all the information. everyone works as a team. and i only need to talk to one person about her care.
, rupert murdoch was a local australian press barren. he had inheritted his father's newspaper, expanded it within his father's empire but he was not known on the world stage. he battled for the british establishment to get his hands on it a pretty scandal lass, titilating scandal sheet in london. 42 years later he has closed it this week after a very intense, very chaotic week of revelation which is have tipped a long-running scandal about what he's described as wrong doings of this newspaper into a very different level. what's happened this week is that the long investigation into something called phone hacking which is a process where by journalists of their private investigators they were paying on this newspaper have been accessing the voice mail messages of people. now this started off with suspicious voice mails being deleted from the mobile phones of the royal princes, william and harry. this was more than five years ago. then a number of celebrities in the u.k. and around the world had their phones hacked. people like jude law and others. and a number of politicians including me
of rupert murdoch and his son james. both denied any knowledge of the phone hacking scandal and dodged questions about megapayments to victims on the receiving end. >> mr. murdoch do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> first of all, i would like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and silence on this scandal. n
my own personal apologies to the apologies that james and rupert murdoch have made today. clearly, um, what happened at the "news of the world" and certainly when the allegations of voice intercepts is pretty horrific and abhorrent, so i just wanted to reiterate that. i also, um, was very keen to come here and answer questions today, and as you know, i've been arrested and interviewed by the police a couple of days ago. so i have, um, legal representation here just so i don't, um, impede those criminal proceedings which you would expect. but i intend to answer everything as openly as i can and not to use that, if at all possible, and i know you will have had a briefing -- [inaudible] >> well, we are grateful for that. so perhaps i could invite you to comment that you now accept that "news of the world" journalists were, indeed, instructed to investigate -- is actually untrue? >> well, again, um, as you've heard in the last few hours, the fact is that since the zien that miller -- sienna miller document came into our possession at the end of 2010, that was the first time that the senio
murdoch, his son james, and reb ekah brooks. bbc newsnight tell us tell they are covering the story. >> tonight, robert mcdowell on the fcc's action to begin cracking down on unauthorized service charges to cell phone bills. that is tonight on "de communicators -- "the communicators." the nuclear regulatory agency officially make recommendations within 90 days. the industry would have five years for any new regulations to come from the process. >> we are honored to be here today, speaking at this venerable institution. the national press club is a venue like no other. it has been at the center of washington news. as i was preparing for this, in my staff did a little investigation, they understood the historic emblem was that of an owl. i will not claim wisdom and i will let you judge my awareness, but i can relate to the long nights spent sleepless on the job. as chairman of the new tillage -- the nuclear regulatory commission, one of the best aspects of my job is having the opportunity to lead a staff of nearly 4000 talented public servants. we hear from all sides and all perspecti
hacking scandal. an official says it now involves newspapers beyond rupert murdoch's media empire including "the daily mail" and "daily mirror." the police task force has added 15 investigators, bringing the total working on the hacking scandal to 60. >>> nfl owners are meeting in atlanta today to vote on a tentative labor deal with players. the reported ten-year deal, if finalized, would divvy up the league's $9 billion in annual revenue. players were supposed to vote yesterday but never did, suggesting there's still a few details to work out. nfl fans say, enough already. >> 10% unemployment in the country, right? us poor folks scrap and scraping to get by. come on. it's billionaires against millionaires, right? can you not meet in the middle somewhere? >>> here's your chance to talk back on one of the big stories of the day. carol costello in washington with today's question, should politicians participate in religious events? >> that's a good question. the country, fredricka, is drowning in debt. jobs are m.i.a. lawmakers are too paralyzed by partisanship to help much. so why
as the fbi looks into allegations murdoch's employees tried to hack into the phones of 9/11 victims back in the states. all of that "early" this friday morning july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th in new york. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. a lot to talk to you about with the budget crisis, not the only one in washington. minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there. as we mentioned this happened in week two of a statewide shutdown. you see a diner there in st. paul, the uptown diner. we'll speak with some folks at the diner who are fed up not just with their state government but also with washington. we'll see if they have some ideas for the lawmakers trying to come to some sort of consensus. >>> also rocket roger clemens, hall of -- may be hall of famer, he gets a walk at this point for the famous pitcher, he walks away from his federal perjury trial after a mistrial was declared two days in. we'll see what's in his legal future, is he off the hook or could he possibly
been set. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at least two u.s. based lawsuits filed by shareholders. also a possible standard & poor's downgrade. >> developing cnn learning at least 22 deaths blamed on the stifling heat gripping the nation. right now more than 140 million people in at least 30 states are under advisories or warnings dealing with near triple-digit temperatures. expected to stay in place through joust the weekend. >>> terrorists may be targeting private u tilts in the united states. department of homeland security putting state and local law enforcement on alert for potential threats. while there is no specific credible intelligence, officials say, quote, several recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to private sector utility facilities. >>> some 22 thousand state workers in minnesota are back on the job this morning. they had been out of work since july 1 because of a government shutdown in that state.
as it looks look allegations that murdoch's employees tried to hack into the cell phones of 9/11 victims back here in the states. we have got all of that "early" this friday morning, july 15th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. it is a beautiful start to the friday, july 15th, here in new york. good morning to everybody. out there. i'm chris wragge. >> a fine way to kick off your weekend. nice to have you with us. i'm erica hill. >>> washington, we have been talking about a lot when it comes to the budget crisis not the only capital with one. last night, minnesota, we have been following this as well. government shutdown for two weeks and minnesota managed to resolve their issue last night. a small sigh of relief for folks there but it happens in week two of a statewide shutdown. see the uptown diner in st. paul who are fed up not with just their state government but also with washington. we will talk to them and see if maybe they have some ideas for the lawmakers who are trying to come to some sort of a consensus. >>> also rocket, roger clemens, hall of f
what happened with the murdoch family and james murdoch and where it goes from here. >> it's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you kn
unpopularity. >>> rupert murdoch called to testify before the british parliament as the phone hacking scandal involving his newspaper deepens. but first, let's go to bill karins with a check on the forecast. >> good morning, yesterday easily the hottest day of the summer across the country. it was 123 heat index in kentucky yesterday. today you get a little bit of a break. the heat has been pushed to the south. it's still warm out there in kentucky, the ohio valley and new england but not humid like it was yesterday. that really oppressive heat has pushed to the south. we'll call it 94 in d.c., it won't be as humid, a slight chance of a storm up through boston and northern new england. good chance of thunderstorms late this afternoon in the southeast. that will cool you off for a hot day in atlanta, tallahassee and looking out west, wonder where all the cool weather is this summer? look at san francisco, 66. seattle 68 with showers. the west coast would love a taste of the heat. they haven't hardly had any this summer at all. you're watching "morning joe." we're brewed by starbucks. >>> i wou
of the world." rupert murdoch's paper, yes. >> very much a tabloid newspaper. so anyway. he's going head to head with this guy who actually hacked in. let's take a listen to what he had to say. >> no, no, clearly -- >> you have no morals, no scruples at all. you didn't care who got hurt so long as you were able to sell your newspaper a lot of money. your only motive was profit. you're not journalists, you have no interest in journalism. you should try journalism. you're not an idiot, paul, you could probably d dit. >> ouch, thanks, hugh. >> we're journalists, clearly evidence anyone can do it. >> come, on now, hugh. so anyway. rupert murdoch, who also owns mamany other very important papers -- "wall street journal," for instance, "the new york post" -- he's saying they are investigating if this is true thatathis fellow did this. we're not going to call him a journalist because most of us disagree that is not something a journalist would do, hack into someone's phone account. >> very scandalous. >>> let's move on to la toya jackson. she's saying apparently her ex-husba
're talking about the wife of rupert murdoch, having the hearing in front of parliament. somebody tried to throw a pie in his face. look and listen to how she reacted. >> that's her in the pink jacket. she leapt over. it wasn't a pie as such, it was a symbolic pie. it was a paper plate with some foam. the idea behind a pie. >> there she is, folks. you see the arm go back and she just lets him have one. everybody talked about this. it stirred a lot of debate. she's sticking up for her man. >> it's her james bond moment. she's the heroine. he had hoped to pummel the pompous and huyou ha humi lie - humiliate the powerful. >> someone took this moment and animated it. >> i have to see this. >> hopefully we're about to -- >> hear them yelling in the background. you let us know when you have it ready. >> because you must see it. wendy deng has a checkered past. she was first married to jake cherry an american she met when she was just a young student in china. she was good friends with jake cherry and his wife. here's the video. >> when murdoch's wife wendy deng pounced to the defense of her h
, the after the hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," monday, july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> welcome to "today" on this monday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about after a really rough year. and i love the fact they thanked the world for the support they have had. >> and they continue to thank, actually, after every game. so it's a pretty exciting
records of 9/11 victims and their families. murdoch's right hand in great britain, news international ceo rebekah brooks resigned in the wake of the hacking scandal. >>> after five straight days president obama and congressional leaders are taking a break from the debt ceiling talks and each other today. democrats and republicans will meet separately to assess the progress of the talks. >>> he was planning another 9/11, "the wall street journal" says osama bin laden was putting together a team of terrorists to attack the united states ten years to the day that the twin towers came down. the intel comes from documents navy s.e.a.l.s seized when they killed the terror leader. >>> thousands of protesters are blocking cairo's tahrir square again. these are new pictures. scenes of mass protests that toppled a dictatorship over the winter, now protesters are back to take back their revolution. >> we don't see a good sign yet. we are still waiting for a good sign. we have only seen intimidation, threats, and some attempts to try to pretend they are doing what they are not doing. >> frederik plei
and bribery of public officials. as many of you know, this paper is owned by rupert murdoch. murdoch's news corp. is at the center of the scandal related to alleged phone hacking in britain. "the post's" editor says the documents are being preserved, quote, in light of what has gone on in london at "news of the world." >>> well, also, we are having open tryouts right here on cnn for a new meteorologist. take a look. how do you think this guy's going to do? fabio's fabulous weather report is coming your way. it's eight past the hour. stay with me. i remember the days before copd. my son and i never missed opening day. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better, and that means... game on! symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infec
. late night comedians are not about to let the rupert murdoch pie-throwing contest fade into memory. >> i was horrified. he is 80 -- he can't digest pie! the instant murdoch was hit with the pie, news corp. stock spiked, regaining $395 million in market value in five minutes. this is brilliant! he needs to be hit with more pies! perhaps a scalding mincemeat or savory steak and kidney or snout and pancreas. >> what about england's second most powerful man -- david cameron -- who -- whose hiring of andy coulson as press secretary despite his rencently resigned after the first count of allegeds. >> how can he smell a rat when he has one in his midst? >> that was awesome! that's your c-span? i imagine the prime minister never had a chance. >> i've asked this question once already. i can set the answer to music if you like. just once in a while it would be nice to hear a little bat squeak of responsibility from the party opposite. i don't recall every single conversation i had. and you would be mad to try and pretend that you do. >> england is awesome! >> certainly was fun to watch some
you. >>> eric holder is looking into the rupert murdoch hacking scandal. he'll meet with the family members of 9/11 victims. the british tabloid was shutdown. >>> on capitol hill, the house is set to vote on a plan. john boehner's plan would increase the borrowing limit and slash spending. if passed, the democrats would reject it. >>> if you fly, you may be eligible for a refund. those who paid taxes on tickets shouldn't have to. the government is asking airlines to refund the tax fees. >> cell phones, are they safe for children? kai jackson explains a new study and some aren't convinced. >> reporter: they're popular with adults and now, a growing number of kids use them. mobile phones are big business, but the safety is questionable. now, it's said that using a cell phone for a few years doesn't raise the child's risk of brain cancer. >> i like to call my mom and text my friends. >> reporter: swedish researchers looked at brain cancer patients and they weren't more likely to be cell phone users. >> i'm more concerned about the stuff i'm breathing in in the city rather than my cell
scandal. the chairman of the newscorp, rupert murdoch and his son james plan to appear before british lawmakers on tuesday to answer questions about the scandal. newscorp is the parent company of fox news. former democratic candidate john edwards offered -- ordered to stand trial on corruption charges in october. a judge denying his lawyer's requests for more time. he's accused of illegally using more than a million dollars in campaign funds to cover up his affair with rielle hunter. steve? >> thank you, brian. we've all heard of racial profiling. get ready for what some are calling facial profiling. it's a new technology offered to police departments across the country, the gizmo right there, it's actually part of an iphone attaches to the back of an iphone and then lets officers capture a person's photo from five feet away and it searches that photo through a national criminal data base to see if there's a match. some say that's an invasion of privacy. we have bill johnson, the executive director of the national association of police officers, an organization and sheriff paul babu
this morning over the news of the world scandal. this comes one day after news corp ceo rupert murdoch and his son james testified before a committee saying they were appalled by the scandal. >> i would just like to say one sentence, this is the most humble day of my life. >> as for the man who attacked murdoch with a pie made of foam, well, he's under arrest this morning. he calls himself a comedian, by the way, news corp is the parent company of fox news. nearly two years after he was charged with murdering 13 people including a pregnant woman, the ft. hood shooter is finally be arraigned in a military court. he is still collecting a paycheck from the military will face a judge this afternoon in technic texas. this will will be his first court appearance since he decided he would face the death penalty. his lawyer is not saying whether they're considering an insanity defense. casey anthony ready for her close-up. reportedly in california right now close to signing a $1 million television deal for her first interview. you knew this one would happen. the offer comes from tv producer al taylo
to 7.5 million readers, this is for you. >> the owner of news of the world, rupert murdoch, will fly to london to deal with the scandal personally. quarter before the half. 15 before the hour. >> any of those things. i think it's all legit. 6:45 right now. you can say uft psychiatric look that. >> what's up, chuck? it's all digital. >> obviously there are a lot of on kids used to digital they have a hard time reading a clock. beautiful looking sunday morning. we'll be back with all the ins navigating today's real estate market is complicated. you've seen the signs. that's why having the right real estate agent is more important than ever. at remax.com, you can find experts in short sales or bank-owned properties or commercial real estate, agents who can help speed up the process, no matter how intricate. and that's good news, whether you're trying to sell or hoping to buy. because the only sign you really want to see is "sold." nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. it works great on wet or dry skin because it's seriously waterproof and ultra sweat-proof. c
minute. mr. blumenauer: amyths the spreading scandal of the murdoch news corporation, it's clear it wasn't as they first claim, just a rogue reporter or two. there's a pattern of abuse, some illegal that was widely practiced and known, perhaps encouraged, certainly tolerated. it is important for the f.b.i., the s.e.c., hopefully congress itself to investigate the news corp, fox, "wall street journal" and not just about the concerns of potential spying on 9/11 victims which would be reprehensible if true. but possible violations of the foreign corrupt practices act which makes it illegal for american citizens to bribe foreign officials. some claim we ought to go easy on the murdoch news corporation so we don't appear partisan, but just giving money to the republican party, hiring republican presidential candidates, slamming the news and commentary should not give them a pass for questionable, perhaps illegal, conduct. we must ensure that americans are not abused by the news corp management practices or employees. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise
to release this information. >> amy, i suspect under the criteria, perhaps rupert murdoch is the most widely published person on earth. in some ways, things are very easy for us and very easy for me. we made a promise to sources that if they give of material that is of a certain type that is significant -- diplomatic, ethical, or historical significance, not published or under some sort of threat, we will publish it. that actually is enough. of course, we have a goal with publishing material in general. it has been my long-term believe that obverse what advances us as a civilization -- it has been my long-term believe that what advances us as a civilization is our understanding about what we're going through, what human institutions are actually like and how they actually behave, and if we are to make rational policy decisions insofar as any decision can be rational, then we have to have information drawn from the real world and a description of the real world. at the moment, we are severely lacking in the information from the interior of the secretive organizations that have such a role in
was that social media is about accountability. the reason why ultimately group -- rupert murdoch will withdraw his bid for british sky broadcasting, is because the last three leaders of major parties urged him to do so. they did not urge him to do so because they suddenly had an epiphany about news corp.. it was because of the pressure they are getting from social media and citizens everywhere. all that happened so fast. everything is accelerated in the brave new world of media. this is really why i am so excited about the fact that social media, new media is all about engagement. patch is really about hyper local. we are now in 100 the towns across america -- 150 towns in america. we launched a citizen journalism initiative last week. within 48 hours we had 600 people signed up to be citizen journalists, bringing the news to all of you, bringing the local voices into the national dialogue, which is one of the things we are so excited about, being able to have a total of over 1300 professional journalist working with us, while at the same time being a platform that provides a distribution channel
developments in the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's media empire. news international reportedly says it will release its dealings with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting the company's wrongdoing. >>> coming up from the gang of six, we'll bring in the chairman of the senate budget committee, senator kent conrad. >>> also, the circle of protection. reverend jim wallis who was in that meeting will join us to explain. but first here's bill karins with a check on the forecast. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. early this morning if you're just joining us, a nice safe landing but a sad one, too. this was the last shuttle flight and the last shuttle landing that you'll ever see as "atlantis" touched down just about 6:00 a.m. east coast time. picture-perfect weather conditions and it was just a beautiful landing and everyone's back home safely. >>> as far as the forecast, it's hot. bottom line. from coast to coast, we've been dealing with very warm conditions exception being the northwest. today the hottest weather moves into the east. d.c., 100. raleigh, 102. also 100 fr
phones. rupert murdoch and the scandal that is happening in england that is now moving over here with the fbi preliminary investigation. all those are in the news this morning. we like to hear from you. we have our phone lines open or you can send us a tweet or an email. the chief executive of new international has resigned. she resigned as the chief of news amid growing pressure over the phone-hacking scandal. she announced she was standing down. rupert murdoch gave an interview to his own newspaper in the u.s., "the wall street journal." this is from london. he said he wanted to address " some of the things that have been addressed in parliament, some of which are total li es." host: he and his son will be testifying next week. employees targeted victims of september 11 attacks. the fbi has opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that employees hacked into phones of 9/11 victims. host: that is from the papers today. open phones. north carolina, carroll, a republican. caller: my question is to the lady that was just on in dealing with immigration. she said that we all were
wars department. >>> nick davis is gonna write a book about the scandal that embarrassed rupert murdoch. so far ten people have been arrested. the book will be titled "hack attack -- how the truth caught up with the world's most powerful man." a ten should hit -- and it should hit stores next year. >>> a family whose loved one was involved in a shootout with police want the truth. we'll tell you who they hired to get some answers. >>> welcome back. the family of kenneth harding, the man who was killed by police, say they don't believe the story they are being told. they were at office of john burns discussing this. police say he died at first by officers. but then the medical examiner said he probably died on his own because the gun he had did not -- because the gun who -- the gun that killed him did not belong to officers. >>> arnold schwarzenegger is tweeting encouraging news about his 13 idea son, christopher. he was injured in a body boarding accident and suffered broken ribs and a collapsed lung. he also thanked people for their support and prayers. >>> the exnim -- the next time y
murdoch, on tuesday, and yesterday in the house of commons, british prime minister david cameron was on the hot seat. questions continue today about his dealings with news corp. executives. his government is sticking to the line there were no inappropriate discussions. also questions continue to be raised about cameron's hiring of andy coulson as his press chief. he was the editor of "the news of the world" newspaper at the time of the alleged phone hacking. he later left the cameron press post and was one of several people arrested for questioning in connection with this affair. all this as investigators reportedly are widening the net regarding possible media wrongdoing beyond "the news of the world" newspaper. police are said to be examining evidence of potentially criminal or at least unethical activities by private detectives at other newspapers as well including "the daily mail," "daily mirror." those two papers are denying wrongdoing. it's hard to say, martha, exactly where this affair is going to head, the only thing we can predict is a little bit less hot air on the topi
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